UPCOMING CPD COURSES
The courses advertised below are not directly provided by The SMA unless the title starts with SMA, but by third parties or SMA members

CPD Courses

    • 23 May 2018
    • 20 Jun 2018
    • 3 sessions
    • NLSSM, The Annexe, London N15 4RX
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    • 09 Jun 2018
    • 09:00 - 16:00
    • North London
    Enhance your movement based assessment skills.

    This day aims to help manual therapists understand the differences between biomechanical & biotensegrity principles to assess soft tissue dysfunction.

    Learn techniques that are applicable in your clinic or practice straight away. This is a very practical day that aims to increase your observation & assessment skills. The aim is to help you interpret this information in order to develop appropriate treatment plans and home care.

    What you will achieve
        •    Learn how to assess areas where there is dysfunction on the structure and function of the musculoskeletal system
        •    Evaluate which structures are contributing towards the observed dysfunctions
        •    Learn how to analyse the impact of dysfunction upon the operation of the musckuloskeletal system
        •    Develop your skills in producing apporpiate client homecare based on findings
        •    Develop a treatment plan that includes the use of advance massage techniques

    Included on the day
        •    Comprehensive notes
        •    Certificate of attendance upon completion (electronic)
        •    Tea/Coffee during break (at some venues)
        •    Option to receive monthly CPD newsletter
        •    Ongoing NLSSM support
        •    A high ratio of teachers to students
     
    Who is the course for?
        •    Those who wish to excel as a soft tissue therapist
        •    Anyone who has a background in manual health care.
        •    Soft tissue therapists
        •    Physiotherapists
        •    Sports massage therapists and sports therapists
        •    Chek practitioners
        •    Personal trainers
        •    Strength and conditioning coaches

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    • 09 Jun 2018
    • 09:30 - 17:00
    • Cardiff


    Due to the popularity of this course, we will be running it again on Saturday 9th June 2018 in Cardiff.

    A 1-day CPD course looking at the structure and function of the lower back and hips and how to find, palpate and manipulate the soft tissue involved.

    The course will cover the physiology and function of the lower back, hip and pelvis regions, notes will be provided, and issues/injuries commonly associated with the area. Techniques for improving range of movement and reducing pain/discomfort will be carried out, including STR, MFR and MET.

    The course is practically focussed and will provide attendees with a variety of techniques that can be used immediately in the clinic or on the sports field.

    Run by SMA Member James Ogle, MSMA Lv. 4, BSc Hons in Sports Science and MSc in Performance Analysis.  James has had extensive experience for working with elite sports teams, click here to read more about James Ogle

    Cost: £80

    To apply to attend this workshop: please email James Ogle for an application form at enquiries@sportsmassagecardiff.net

    • 23 Jun 2018
    • 09:30 - 16:30
    • London School of Osteopathy 12 Grange Road, London, SE1 3BE

    Triple Olympic physical therapist for the British Athletics medical team and author Paula Clayton will be delivering an Achilles tendinopathy & Plantarfasciopathy the complete guide workshop.

    Paula’s workshops are highly practical and clinically relevant courses that provide participants with a clear understanding of the major principles, and equips them with a number of techniques that can be used immediately in clinical practice.

    In this course you will learn:

    • Clinical reasoning
    • Latest research on tendinopathy and how to translate this into clinical practice
    • When and how to provide input
    • Soft Tissue and mobilising techniques for Achilles tendinopathy and plantarfasciopathy, which you will be able to use the very next day
    • Rehabilitation exercises

    Cost: £135 incuding booking fee

    Booking: CLICK HERE

    FAQs: What are my transport/parking options for getting to and from the event? Directions to the London School of Osteopathy 12 Grange Road (off Tower Bridge Road) SE1 3BE. If coming by car, parking on some yellow lines is free at the weekend NB: take care in Pages Walk - parking on one side is free at weekends; on the other it is free ONLY on SUNDAYS Walking: From London Bridge (15-20 mins)

    • 15 Sep 2018
    • 09:00 - 17:00
    • Chelsea and Westminster Hospital, London, SW10

    SMA Members Danielle White and Pentony O'Hagan have developed a brand new independent two-day course on fascial release techniques for the spine, breath and core.  The course will be held over two days (15/16 September, 2018) at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital.

    On this 2 day CPD we will cover:

    • Common problems and dysfunctions your client is presented with.
    • Assessment techniques both local and global.
    • Observational assessments for the breath.
    • Fascial release techniques. 
    • Soft Tissue Release.
    • Muscle Energy Technique.
    • Trigger Points
    • Movement based soft tissue strategies for the spine.
    • Breath retraining
    • How to integrate your new techniques into your practice and your business successfully.
    Cost: £347 (which can be paid on 1 go or in 3 or 6 instalments), which includes access to re-course online modules as well as the on-the-day content.  This fee also includes lifetime access to content relevant to the course in the online library.

    CLICK HERE for more information about the course or to book a spot.


    • 22 Sep 2018
    • 17:15 - 18:30
    • De Vere Staverton Estate, Daventry Road, Daventry, NN11 6JT
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    SMA ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

    MEMBERS MAKE SURE YOU ARE LOGGED BEFORE REGISTERING


    The SMA Annual General Meeting will be held on Saturday 16th September at the conclusion of the SMA Conference.

    Member are entitled to attend the AGM at no charge and are not required to attend the Conference beforehand. While guests are welcome to attend the SMA AGM, voting is restricted to SMA members. There will be a drinks reception immediately after the AGM.

    You are also invited to consider attending the SMA BBQ event to be held in the evening.  CLICK HERE TO BOOK YOUR BBQ TICKETS.

    A full agenda for the AGM and related documentation will be sent out to all registrants closer to the AGM date.

    • 20 Oct 2018
    • 09:30 - 16:30
    • The London School of Osteopathy, 12 Grange Road, London SE1 3BE


    WORKSHOP WITH PAULA CLAYTON

    Paula’s workshops are highly practical and clinically relevant courses that provide participants with a clear understanding of the major principles, and equips them with a number of techniques that can be used immediately in clinical practice.

    In this course you will learn:

    • How to become an effective member of the elite sports medicine team
    • When to provide input and when not to
    • Therapy inputs: Camps, competition and during the off season
    • Techniques that can be performed on any surface during camp and comps
    Cost: £135


    • 20 Oct 2018
    • 09:30 - 17:00
    • Chelsea and Westminster Hospital, London, SW10


    SMA Member Danielle White has developed a brand new independent one day course on instrument assisted soft tissue mobilisation (IASTM) for Soft Tissue Therapists.

    This one day CPD you will learn the science behind IASTM, how to apply instrument assisted massage techniques into your practice and add movement into your treatment.

    Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilisation (IASTM) is a type of massage technique that can be integrated in many ways into your practice. It is non-invasive and adds many other benefits into your practice than just a “hand-saver”.

    What you will learn on the course is as follows:

    • How to use instrument assisted tools into your practice to maximise treatments.
    • The effects of instrument assisted soft tissue mobilisation on the neurological system.
    • What the current research says about IASTM and how this applies in your treatments.
    • Ways of integrating movement into your practice with IASTM to create an effective treatment for your clients.
    Cost: £177 (which can be paid on 1 go or in 2 or 4 instalments), which includes access to a pre-course online module on fascia, the brain and nervous system in relation to Soft Tissue Therapy as well as the on-the-day content.  This fee also includes lifetime access to content relevant to the day in the online library.

    CLICK HERE for an information sheet about the course or HERE to book.


    • 09 Nov 2018
    • 11 Nov 2018
    • The London School of Osteopathy




    This is the second of two CPD courses from Til Luchau to be held in London in 2018. The first course will be held in March (click for details)

    November 2018

    FRIDAY 9TH NOVEMBER: SPINAL FLEXION & EXTENSION

    A special 1-day version of the material covered in our "Spine, Ribs & Low Back Part II" workshop. We'll focus on skills for relieving spinal fixations, increasing spine mobility, and more. All welcome.

    SATURDAY 10 - SUNDAY 11TH NOVEMBER: RIB ISSUES I & II

    In one of the newest additions to the popular Advanced Myofascial Techniques series, you’ll learn hands-on advanced myofascial techniques that dramatically improve your ability to work with the rib cage and related structures such as the spine, diaphragm and mediastinum. Increase your effectiveness when working with rib pain and injuries, ligament and joint conditions, respiratory issues, surgery recovery, thoracic stability, postural issues, and movement limitations.

    Til is a popular presenter and author of the bestselling Advanced Myofascial Techniques books. As a Certified Advanced Rolfer®, he is a former faculty member and Coordinator of the Rolf Institute's Foundations of Rolfing Structural Integration program. His regular Myofascial Techniques column has appeared in Massage & Bodywork magazine since 2009, and his articles have been published in magazines and peer reviewed technical journals. Formerly a resident practitioner at the Esalen Institute, Chair of the Rolf Institute’s Teacher Training Committee, and Adjunct Faculty member of Naropa University’s Somatic Psychology Department, Til has trained thousands of practitioners in his courses at schools and centers in over a dozen countries on six continents.

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    How Much?

    £750 for BOTH courses in March & November, if paid in full by 22 January 2018

    £420 for SPINE I and SCOLIOSIS I + II (3-days in March)

    £390 Early Bird if paid in full by 22 January 2018

    £420 SPINAL FLEXION & EXTENSION and RIB ISSUES I + II (3-days in November)

    £390 Early Bird if paid in full by 24 September 2018


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